The Drum's top 10 weird things created by a 3D printer

Endless photocopier stories told us that it was only a matter of time before somebody 3D printed their genitals.

Unfortunately for Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, her experiment with a 3D printer and her intimate details have landed her an arrest for falling foul of obscenity laws. Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym ‘Rokudenashiki’ (which means ‘good for nothing girl’) – was ‘caught’ emailing the digital representation of her vagina to people to 3D print copies. Igarash’s ultimate idea was to build a kayak based on the template – the ‘pussy boat’.

1.) Vagina

First Pussy Riot, now this.

First Pussy Riot, now this.

2.) Mummies

Thanks to 3D printing, museum-goers can now view a replica of King Tut. Following CT scans of the mummy and a makeover from makeup artists, Tut 2.0 is giving us an image we’ll never forget.

3.) Organs

Scientists are currently experimenting with using real organic cell material to ultimately 3D print organs such as kidneys and hearts. Not vaginas.

4.) Crime scenes

Roswell. Famous for aliens, and now for creating crime scenes from 3D printers.

5.) Babies

You can now 3D print your foetus. Really. There’s a website and everything.

6.) Guns

From life to death, it just wouldn’t be the human race if we couldn’t find a way to make something nice and destructive like guns out of it.

7.) Bionic ears

A bit like the organs, but much cooler.

8.) Inflatable flowers

A new solution to the eternal Valentine’s Day problem.

9.) Iceberg holiday resorts

Because why not.

10.) Keanu Reeves

Our personal favourite – Japanese toy company idk brought the sad Keanu Reeves meme to life with 3D printing.

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